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It's Latin Party Time! (Featuring a "Babalu"-Off!)

Maybe it's just the encroaching coldness that got me thinking or actually got my body thinking. And it's thinking that for this week's World Music Show (11/16), it had better start moving. Because when there's a cold front that pretty much stays in place until March, your body can do one of two things: It can hibernate or it can be active. I opt for the later (at least for now--get back to me in January). So, what better way is there to get your body moving than by throwing a party?

A Heart Warmer for Third Season: An Interview with Dave Thompson

If not for Dave Thompson’s new book, Fire and Wine-An Armchair Guide to Steve AshleyI dare say an important part of English music history might well be lost. For decades I’ve enjoyed the writing and singing of Steve--and have been honored to have him on The Electric Croude twice--most recently during last December.

One World, Many Cultures

When looking for a theme for this week’s World Music Show (11/9), I had to look no further than to the first CD on the playlist. In fact, you could say I lifted this week’s headline from the title of that CD. But even with that thievery, the message is actually a good one. Because when you think about, what is World Music but a vast exploration of cultures through music?

Chicago Blues Living History and Steve Miller!

John and I invite you to join us this week (11/9/13) as Time for the Blues returns to “Chicago Blues: A Living History,” incredible remakes of classic blues from all the greats! Unlike the old “sold-on-TV-fake-rock-hits-LPs” from the ‘70s, these remakes are the real deal! We’ll also find out what Steve Miller was up to when he returned to his blues roots in 2010!

In the Name of Dub, Ya

Ok, I bet you're wondering just what a picture of Imelda Marcos, the former Filipino politician and widow of the tenth Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is doing on the cover of this week's blog for The World Music Show (11/2). And, I bet you're probably wondering what that headline "In the Name of Dub, Ya," has to do with her as well. Well, we'll get to that in a moment. 

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